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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Oct 01, 2019. 9 comments

Former Fox News Talking Head Stacey Dash Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Former Fox News Talking Head Stacey Dash Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Stacey Dash, the former Fox News host and Clueless actress, was arrested Sunday for domestic battery in Florida after an altercation with an unidentified man.

As the local ABC affiliate reported, citing the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Dash, 52, allegedly got into a verbal argument with the victim around 7:45 p.m. Sunday night at an apartment in New Port Richey, FL, before she allegedly...

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David Boddiger David Boddiger Aug 26, 2019. 5 comments

France Opens Investigation of Epstein Rape Allegations

France Opens Investigation of Epstein Rape Allegations

With world leaders, including Donald Trump, gathered in southern France for a G7 summit this weekend , the timing of this announcement by French authorities is interesting. On Friday, authorities said they had started a rape investigation of the late pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and those associated with him.

According to the Associated Press, Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 14, 2019. 6 comments

Where in the World Is Ghislaine Maxwell?

Where in the World Is Ghislaine Maxwell?

Even though Jeffrey Epstein, who was widely accused of sexual abuse, was found dead in his jail cell Saturday after an apparent suicide, there are still many people who are alive and could be prosecuted for working with him. One of those people is Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell, who, allegedly, authorities can’t find.

The Washington Post reported: “According to people...

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David Boddiger David Boddiger Aug 10, 2019. 24 comments

Jeffrey Epstein Is Dead After Apparent Suicide in Jail

Jeffrey Epstein Is Dead After Apparent Suicide in Jail

The wealthy pedophile and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is dead after an apparent suicide at a jail in Manhattan, authorities said on Saturday.

According to several media reports, Epstein hanged himself at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, in New York, and his body was found sometime before 7:30 a.m.

His death comes just hours after the Miami Herald and other news...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Aug 02, 2019. 20 comments

Trump's Personal Attacks on Elijah Cummings Reach a Sinister New Level

Trump's Personal Attacks on Elijah Cummings Reach a Sinister New Level

Donald Trump has spent days waging a one-sided war on Rep. Elijah Cummings, with a particular focus on portraying Cummings’ city of Baltimore as an American hellhole.

So on Friday, the president took his attacks to a sinister new level, tweeting “Too bad!” about a reported burglary at Cummings’ West Baltimore home last weekend.

Baltimore police are investigating the break-in, which reportedly...

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Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Jul 16, 2019. 15 comments

Larry Krasner Needs the Democrats to Stand Up for Justice

Larry Krasner Needs the Democrats to Stand Up for Justice

Larry Krasner, one of America’s most fiery advocates for criminal justice reform, was elected district attorney of Philadelphia in 2017 on a platform of ending mass incarceration. He says that will be a 30-year project—but he is not taking any time off.

Already, Krasner has made aggressive strides towards ending cash bail and turning away from an era of long sentences. Just today, he asked...

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Jack Crosbie Jack Crosbie May 23, 2019. 14 comments

Avenatti Charged With Allegedly Using Stormy Daniels' Book Advance to Pay for a Ferrari

Avenatti Charged With Allegedly Using Stormy Daniels' Book Advance to Pay for a Ferrari

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer and one-time maybe prospective presidential candidate who is already facing a laundry list of federal and state charges , is now facing... even more charges!

On Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Avenatti was indicted on fraud and identity theft charges stemming from the business relationship he road into the national...

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Samantha Grasso Samantha Grasso May 13, 2019. 11 comments

New Study Shreds the Idea That Undocumented Immigrants Increase Crime

New Study Shreds the Idea That Undocumented Immigrants Increase Crime

We’ve long known that President Donald Trump’s talking point of undocumented immigrants causing a surge of crime in their U.S. communities is baseless. However, a new analysis from the Marshall Project and the New York Times illustrates just how false this line really is.

The outlets determined that a metropolitan area’s growth in undocumented immigrants has no correlation with higher rates in...

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Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Apr 05, 2019. 22 comments

The Leaked Photos Showing the Horrific Toll of Violence Inside an Alabama Prison

The Leaked Photos Showing the Horrific Toll of Violence Inside an Alabama Prison

Last week, the New York Times ran a story based on a cache of more than 2,000 gruesome photos taken inside a notoriously violent Alabama prison. The Times declined to publish almost all of the photos. Today, we are publishing a much larger selection of those photos, which illustrate the utter brutality of prison life.

The photos—some showing confiscated prison contraband, and a much larger...

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David Boddiger David Boddiger Mar 03, 2019. 21 comments

Manafort Pleads for Leniency While Continuing to Attack Mueller

Manafort Pleads for Leniency
While Continuing to Attack Mueller

It’s always interesting when “tough guy” white-collar criminals like former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort degenerate into whining, sniveling crybabies when the reality of prison sets in.

In court filings begging for leniency on Friday, ahead of his sentencing next week, Manafort’s essentially pleaded: Boo-hoo, poor me. Evil Mueller is so unfair.

In his case in Virginia, where he will be...

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David Boddiger David Boddiger Feb 10, 2019. 18 comments

Criminal Gang Targeted Undocumented Immigrants for Kidnapping, Florida Police Say

Criminal Gang Targeted Undocumented Immigrants for
Kidnapping, Florida Police Say

With the Trump administration’s nonstop demonization of asylum-seekers and other immigrants as criminals to fear, it’s always worth remembering that gun-toting white terrorists are the country’s greatest threat to peace and security.

Police in Davie, FL, in Broward County, say that three people have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping, robbing, and beating up an undocumented immigrant last...

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Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Jan 16, 2019. 5 comments

The Full Time Work of Freeing People From Louisiana's 'Horrible' Criminal Justice System 

The Full Time Work of Freeing People From Louisiana's 'Horrible' Criminal Justice System 

Since 2001, the Innocence Project New Orleans [IPNO] has freed 33 innocent people from spending their lives in prison in one of the very harshest states in America. We spoke to Jee Park, the group’s executive director, about racism and the quest for justice, in Louisiana and everywhere.

Park began her legal career at Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative, and later worked as a public...

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Alex Clark Alex Clark Oct 16, 2018. 18 comments

Should People Convicted of Felonies Be Able to Vote?

Should People Convicted of Felonies Be Able to Vote?

This November, Florida voters will be asked to decide whether or not to restore the voting rights of nearly 1.5 million men and women convicted of felonies. Florida is one of just three states that permanently strips the right to vote from people with felonies. If passed, Florida Amendment 4 could shake up elections for years to come. In this episode of Divided, we ask if those with a felony...

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Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Sep 28, 2018. 12 comments

People Are Convicted Based on One Witness All The Time

People Are Convicted Based on One Witness All The Time

I rob you on a dark, deserted street at night. You call the police. You describe me. The police find me. You confirm it was me. You testify against me. I go to jail. This sort of thing is completely normal.

Sure, the police and prosecutors would like to have as much evidence as possible. They would like to have another witness, or my DNA, or to find the items that I stole from you in my...

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Mar 26, 2017.

How Arkansas is recruiting Rotary Club volunteers to watch death row inmates die

How Arkansas is recruiting Rotary Club volunteers to watch death row inmates die

Little Rock Rotarians thought Arkansas Department of Corrections Director Wendy Kelley was kidding this week when she asked them to volunteer as witnesses as the state embarks on an upcoming marathon of executions scheduled in April.

Kelley wasn’t kidding.

Arkansas is scrambling to find 48 volunteers over the age of 21 to watch as the state attempts to execute by lethal injection eight death...

Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Mar 25, 2017.

This week in God's will, according to Republican lawmakers

This week in God's will, according to Republican lawmakers

Theologians have spent centuries laboring over the question of divine intent and the problem of pain. This week, we were fortunate enough to receive two new contributions to the discourse.

First up, we have Representative Scott Perry, a Republican from Pennsylvania, grappling with the contradictions of divine omnipotence and a fallen world. Asked at a town hall about proposed budget cuts to...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Mar 24, 2017.

A transphobic 'free speech' bus hit the streets of New York—and was immediately vandalized

A transphobic 'free speech' bus hit the streets of New York—and was immediately vandalized

A bus bearing a message of transphobic hate was vandalized almost immediately after hitting the streets of New York City, in what police are reportedly investigating as an act of "criminal mischief."

Dubbed the "Free Speech Bus" by organizers, the vehicle is part of a effort by the New Jersey-based National Organization for Marriage, a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated anti-gay group....

Nidhi Prakash Nidhi Prakash Mar 23, 2017.

Alphonza Watson is the eighth trans person reported killed in 2017

Alphonza Watson is the eighth trans person reported killed in 2017

Alphonza Watson, 38, was shot in the stomach in the early hours of Wednesday morning, WBAL reports, after neighbors in the Baltimore neighborhood of Barclay heard someone yelling for help. A short time later, she was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

She was the eighth trans woman of color reported killed so far in 2017. Watson's mother, Peggy Walker, told the Baltimore Sun that...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Mar 22, 2017. 19 comments

U.S. Pays $1 Million to Family of Late Mexican Teen Made to Chug Liquid Meth by Border Agents

U.S. Pays $1 Million to Family of Late Mexican Teen Made to Chug Liquid Meth by Border Agents

The family of a Mexican teenager who died after a horrifying incident at the U.S.-Mexico border has been awarded $1 million dollars following their lawsuit against the U.S. government and the two U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers responsible for for his death.

16-year-old Cruz Velazquez Acevedo entered the United States from Tijuana, Mexico through the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Nov...

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Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Mar 21, 2017.

The fear-mongering ICE report about sanctuary cities that Trump promised is here

The fear-mongering ICE report about sanctuary cities that Trump promised is here

In late January, President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders aimed at at cracking down on undocumented immigrant communities in the United States. Nestled within one of them was an ominous directive to "make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction that ignored or otherwise failed to honor any detainers with respect to such...

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